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Is my Mobo a goner?

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(Posted this in the MSI club, but I wouldn't mind getting input from others)

I think something is really wrong with my board...

OCing my GPU over the weekend caused me to crash out of TW2. No biggie I thought, until I tried to turn the PC back on and got no signal. Naturally I figured my card had died (and it might have), but when I replaced it with a working GT 430 from another pc, the comp hung at the Windows splash screen and refused to boot.

It hangs booting into safe mode, it hangs booting from the installation CD and it hangs booting from my back up HDD with my SSD unplugged in IDE mode. This 430 works just fine after plugging it back in the other rig mind you.

So today I grabbed a new 9800GT just to test it out and the problem persists. I can't load into windows at all. I also noticed that while all of my drives show up in BIOS, for whatever reason, only one at a time is visible in the boot options, despite both of them having a windows partition on them.

Does anyone have any idea *** is going on here. I've never killed a mobo from OCing a video card before...
post #2 of 8
Sounds like your mobo took a poop. If you can, you should RMA it out.
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by JonnyFenix View Post
Sounds like your mobo took a poop. If you can, you should RMA it out.
I can, but damn what a pain... how does a video card oc take out a mobo?!

My cpu was running at stock clocks and voltage.
post #4 of 8
"I can damn, but how does a video card oc take out a mobo?!"

If you seat the card in a little off it can short out voltage provided by the motherboard to the PCIe slot. Can you try the second PCIe slot? I am not saying this is your problem but just answering your question. Also, installing a graphics card aint easy in some cases. The cards do not want to seat flush, the mounting screws don't line up perfectly. You can bump any number of connectors or unseat RAM.

In your situation I would take a very close look at all motherboard connections. If you are satisfied connect just one known good HDD with good cables attached to a known functioning port. Remove all other drives and anything non essential from USB. Access BIOS and make any needed changes. Boot first from DVD put in your Win Disk reformat and install fresh Windows.
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have you tried booting from another boot disk like hirens or ubd or a livecd?

worth a shot if you can i guess.
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Also them MSI boards are not the best of quality.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by JonnyFenix View Post
Sounds like your mobo took a poop. If you can, you should RMA it out.
Update: You were right. Swapped to a new Z68 board and everything's back to normal. Apparently 1.062v was enough to fry the PCI-E slots on my old P67A-GD55...

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Also them MSI boards are not the best of quality.
It would seem so. I'll give them a pass on this one though, I've had awesome experiences with their GPUs. Every product line has its defects after all.
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MSI GPU are awesome but the mobo's are hit and miss. Mobo wise, I would go for gigabyte or asus.
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